Ocean State Job Lot families foster workforce community culture

FAMILY MEETING: Marc Perlman, left, speaks during a recent Ocean State Job Lot owners meeting at the company’s North Kingstown headquarters. Also attending are, from left, John Conforti, Richard Portno, Alan Perlman and Steve Aronow.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
FAMILY MEETING: Marc Perlman, left, speaks during a recent Ocean State Job Lot owners meeting at the company’s North Kingstown headquarters. Also attending are, from left, John Conforti, Richard Portno, Alan Perlman and Steve Aronow.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a family-owned business: Ocean State Job Lot With an office in China and 133 stores in New England, it may be difficult to remember that close-out retailer Ocean State Job Lot is, at its core, a family business. Brothers Marc and Alan Perlman founded the store in 1977 with…

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